Benefits of exercising in the morning

Benefits of exercising in the morning

I don’t know about you, but as the day goes on, I get less and less productive. I may not call myself a morning person, but some things I have to do in the morning or else it won’t get done. One of those things is exercise. There are many benefits of working out in the morning. First of all, how many people do you know that are fit and healthy and exercise consistently? How many of those people exercise in the morning? Probably a good amount right? There are so many simple reasons to have exercise be at the front of your schedule.

  • You will be more consistent if it is one of the first things you do in the morning
  • You get it over with
  • It “jump starts” your metabolism for the day (as long as you eat breakfast as well. Do NOT work out on an empty stomach)
  • It gives you more energy throughout the day.
  • Morning workouts help regulate your appetite. People who exercise in the morning are more likely to eat healthy throughout the day.
  • It increases your mental acuity
  • Exercising in the morning assures that you get it done. A hectic day can easily push your workout out of your schedule
  • You will be happier throughout the day.
  • You will feel better overall throughout the day.

Besides these reasons, there are some physiological reasons to work out in the morning as well.  There are many studies that show multiple health benefits to waking up at the same time every morning. If fitness is a priority to you, you can wake up 30-60 minutes earlier and get in a good work out. Also, when you schedule a work out in your morning routine, you are less likely to sleep in, sleep through your alarm, or waste your whole morning. As your body gets used to working out in the morning, it will begin to prepare a few hours before you wake. This means it will start your metabolism and your blood starts pumping because your body is preparing for exercise. This helps you wake up easier as well.

Now exercising in the morning may not have some crazy scientific benefits but it has shown to be the better choice when it comes to your schedule. Everyone’s schedule is different and some people have work at 5am so morning workouts may not be feasible but most people can make it work and should. Be real honest with yourself and ask yourself what priority fitness holds in your life. If you really do want to be fit and healthy, sacrifice some time in the morning and commit to fitness before your crazy schedule gives you tons of reasons to push your workout to the back burner.

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